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Lessons for Learners

Experiments, problem-solving activities and research topics suitable for home or school projects.

 

Middle School

Will It Hold Water?
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 3 – 45 Minutes
Subject: Watersheds

Students examine different types of dams and their purposes.

Wells: Solving The Groundwater Problem
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 30 Minutes
Subject: Groundwater

Students investigate how a well works and it’s relationship to the water table.

Water Detectives
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 20 Minutes
Subject: Conservation

Students calculate the volume of water used in their home and identify methods of conserving water.

The Ususal Suspects: Groundwater Contamination
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 30 Minutes
Subject: Groundwater

Students investigate how water wells can become contaminated.

The Used Water Mystery
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 120 Minutes
Subject: Water Treatment

Students demonstrate the process that water treatment plants use to purify water for drinking.

The Case Of The Mysterious Renters
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 60 Minutes
Subject: Conservation

Students examine ways of conserving water as they solve a mystery.

The Case Of The Disappearing Water
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 60 Minutes
Subject: Water Cycle

Students use their knowledge of the water cycle and evaporation to solve a mystery.

Leaky Faucet Mystery
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 50 Minutes
Subject: Conservation

Students investigate why water conservation is essential and test how much water a leaky faucet can waste.

Investigating Watersheds
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 60 Minutes
Subject: Watersheds

Students simulate runoff using a watershed model and explain how rivers drain water.

Contaminant Crime Scene Analysis
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 2 Class Periods
Subject: Pollution Prevention

Students identify subsatnces and activities that contribute to water pollution in their homes.

Community Water Cycle Surveilance
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 120 Minutes
Subject: Water Cycle

Students demonstrate the cycle of water through a community and become aware of the ways water is used.

Collecting Evidence: Water All Over The World
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 60 – 90 Minutes
Subject: Desalination

Students discuss why water is an important resource and why so little is available for us to use even though most of the Earth’s surface is covered with it.

Analyzing Hardness
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 50 Minutes
Subject: Water Chemistry

Using their best detictive skills, students learn about the dissolved mineral content of water and what makes it hard or soft.

A Mystery Down Under!
Target Audience: 6th – 8th Grade Time: 90 Minutes
Subject: Groundwater

Students explore groundwater and sources of potential contaminents.

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